NORTON, Ohio — There is another sign of progress from Norton cheerleader Emma Pfouts.
As you may remember, the teen was put in a medically-induced coma following a severe asthma attack last year. Tonight, her casts have been removed from her legs, and she's transitioning to walking boots.
Emma's mom Christina Boyer Weigand says her daughter is doing so well, she's even starting to work on some of her cheer moves.
"We have flat feet!!" Weigand wrote on Facebook, adding that the casts came off earlier than expected. "She continues to work on her hands to try to get them more functional & her ortho[pedic] doctor recommended hand therapy for now, no surgery yet...She is so happy to start working on her cheer moves!! She is such an inspiration to us, her attitude is so great, she melts my heart!"
Emma will continue speech and physical therapy, and recently learned that she will be a varsity cheerleader for Norton's football and basketball teams this fall. Her family says her No. 1 goal is to begin driving.
"If you ever see her driving, you better call us," Christina joked weeks ago. "Call us right away, 'cause that should not be happening."